I'm 18 and my little brother requested a hamburger cake for his birthday. I agreed, and the adventure began.
This was made with 1 box yellow cake mix, divided into two 8 inch rounds, and 1 box chocolate cake mix, also divided into two 8 inch rounds (only 1 is used). I rolled and dyed fondant green to make the lettuce. The fondant is simply folded over itself several times to create a "ruffly" lettuce look.
The cheese is also rolled and dyed fondant. I think I got the color pretty exact using both yellow and orange gel food dye. The tomatoes were made by rolling out dyed fondant about a little less than half an inch, then cutting it with a round biscuit cutter. I drew little lines on them with a toothpick to more closely resemble tomato slices.
The ketchup and mustard are just dyed buttercream thickened with powdered sugar then piped onto the cake. The buns of the cake are the two yellow cake rounds. I sliced the round top off the bottom bun so the hamburger patty would lay flat, however I kept the rounded top for the top bun.
The hamburger patty is just an unfrosted 8 inch chocolate cake round. Again, I removed the rounded top of this cake so everything would sit nicely together. The buns are frosted with dyed butter cream and the sesame seeds are just piped buttercream.
This cake really wasn't that hard, and it was very fun to put together. Good luck everyone!
Our Hamburger and Fries cake was created for my son's annual Cub Scout Cake Bake contest. My son decided he wanted to make a hamburger cake, so we went the extra mile and added "fries" and a "sundae" to make it look more authentic.
The hamburger buns are two 9" round cakes made with yellow cake mix and frosted with homemade buttercream icing tinted with brown and orange gel icing color. The "meat" is brownie mix baked in a torte pan and the lettuce, tomatoes and cheese are rolled fondant in green, red and yellow. The top bun is decorated with oatmeal flakes for the "sesame seeds".
The fries are pound cake, which I froze over night and sliced into strips the next day. I place the fries and a cookie sheet and broiled them for a couple of minutes on each side. They need to be watched carefully because they brown pretty quickly. The "ketchup" is red icing from a tube with black and orange gel icing color and mixed with some light corn syrup.
The sundae is strawberry cake mix baked and then crumbled into a parfait glass. The sundae is topped with whipped can frosting and a cherry.
I made this Hamburger and Fries Cake out of inspiration from looking at others on this website! I made this one for my dad's birthday. He's a diabetic and can't have sugar so the only sugar on this cake is the fondant, which is peeled off anyways.
At first I decided to try making a diabetic cake from scratch, if you're considering this DON'T!! It turned out to be a huge waste of money and time! After two failed attempts I broke down and bought sugar free cake mixes from my local grocery store. I would've loved to do the "patty" with a brownie instead of a chocolate cake but couldn't find any sugar free mix.
I've read on this site that some people had a hard time getting the color of the cheese. I would suggest buying Wilton's concentrated food colorings. They have orange color but I just mixed yellow and a hint of red. Came out perfect the first time! The tray you see it sitting on is an actual MC Donald's tray! I simply called them up, explained what I was doing and they had no problem letting me borrow it!!